PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who helped beat and rob an immigrant who was left unconscious in the road and eventually run over by a passing car is now headed to state prison.
The Record reports 21-year-old Corey Jenkins received a 10-year sentence on Friday. He had pleaded guilty to robbery charges and must serve nearly nine years before he becomes eligible for parole.
Passaic County prosecutors say Jenkins was the only adult in the pack of six males that that attacked Antonio Chiroy, the father of four young girls. They say the 31-year-old native of Guatemala was attacked in September 2011 because he appeared to be intoxicated.
Chiroy was walking home to his Passaic apartment when he was attacked by the group. Some of the youths involved have said they were at a party that night when they decided to go out and rob someone.
When the group spotted Chiroy trying to hail a cab, they knocked him to the ground and punched and kicked him until he was unconscious and defenseless. They then left him unconscious in the road, where a car ran over him.
The robbery netted the group $12 and a cell phone. Some of the juveniles were prosecuted as adults and all eventually pleaded guilty to some role in the attack.
Two people in the car that ran over Chiroy were initially charged with causing a death or injury while driving and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. But both later reached plea deals in the matter.
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